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 Illinois Labor Hour 
 Tenth Anniversary of Staley Lockout
 Interview
 Lorell Patterson
 Peter Miller  
 For non-profit use only.
Producer: Peter Miller peterm@shout.net
Uploaded by: khopechi@yahoo.com
Lorell Patterson was hired by Decatur's A.E. Staley Manufacturing in 1990. By 1993, she was locked out and on the road with the Road Warriors working to overcome labor laws stacked against workers, global corporate owner Tate & Lyle PLC, and unions that wanted to be rid of a dissident local. Several workers were killed during the lockout, which ended after 31 months when international union leaders visited Decatur and made media appearances telling workers that if they didn't accept the contract (which was minimally changed from the company's original demand), they'd never get their jobs back. On December 23, 1995, the lockout ended. For a more complete summary, check out http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/staley.htm

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